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Beloved New Orleans Hot Dog Spot Eyes Austin Expansion

Dat Dog is looking to open Texas locations

Dat Dog’s duck hot dog
Dat Dog’s duck hot dog
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Dat Dog, the popular hot dog franchise based out of New Orleans, is looking to expand into Austin, which includes five potential locations.

Dat Dog’s menu spans traditional and unusual franks, like kielbasa, bratwurst, alligator, crawfish, and duck. There are also some vegan and vegetarian hot dogs too, including one made with eggplant. The buns are notably vegan, and there are lettuce wrap options for the gluten-free.

Plentiful toppings include crawfish etoufee, bacon, cheese, jalapenos, and the sweet blackberry sauce.The restaurant also branch out beyond just hot dogs, with burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fries.

There are no set locations for Dat Dog’s Austin expansion. President Bill DiPaola is looking at several neighborhoods for locations, though, including Sixth Street, Rainey street, Hyde Park, North Loop, and downtown.

Dat Dog opened in 2011 and now there are three locations in New Orleans. As part of its already-announced massive expansion throughout the country, it is planning to open a whopping 25 locations in Houston already.

Austin hot dog scene already include Frank in downtown and the forthcoming West Campus shot, Banger’s on Rainey Street, bacon-wrapped ones from Mission Dogs, and more.

Dat Dog

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